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Chipmaker Broadcom inks $19 billion deal to buy software company CA

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:32pm
Broadcom Inc announced a $18.9 billion deal to buy U.S. business software company CA Inc on Wednesday, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors and testing investors' confidence in its Chief Executive Hock Tan's dealmaking credentials.

U.S. says the 'reckoning' over China trade is too big for WTO

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:12pm
A "reckoning" over China's unfair trade policies is urgent and is too big for the World Trade Organization to handle, U.S. ambassador Dennis Shea told a WTO meeting on Wednesday.

With Thai soccer team freed, Hollywood gears up for the movie

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 8:20pm
The dramatic rescue of a Thai boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave complex this week transfixed news viewers around the world for more than two weeks, and the story is already headed for a retelling by Hollywood.

Wall Street snaps four-day rally; latest trade threat weighs

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:25pm
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, breaking a four-session streak of gains after Washington's threat to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods fanned trade war fears, while a sharp drop in oil prices hit energy shares.

Stocks, oil prices slide on trade war worries

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:08pm
Concerns about an escalating U.S.-China trade war made markets topsy-turvy on Wednesday, with U.S. stocks breaking a four-session winning streak and Brent crude prices seeing their biggest one-day drop in two years.

China vows to hit back over U.S. proposal for fresh tariffs

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:02pm
China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a move that rattled global markets.

Thai boys wave to the world in first video since their rescue

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:58pm
The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospital beds, looking thin but fine after an ordeal that has gripped the world.

After heroic Thai rescue, cave-diving Australian doctor mourns father's death

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:58pm
The father of a cave-diving Australian doctor died on Wednesday, shortly after his son played a key role in rescuing a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave for two weeks in northern Thailand.

TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:55pm
Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses.

For Putin, Helsinki talks with Trump a win before he even sits down

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:43pm
For U.S. President Donald Trump, a summit with Vladimir Putin risks a political backlash at home and abroad. For the Russian president, however, the fact the summit is even happening is already a big geopolitical win.

Trump, Putin may agree to resume stalled arms control talks

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:43pm
When Donald Trump first spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin after becoming U.S. president, he reviled the "New Start" treaty - a pillar of arms control - as a bad deal for America.

Trump calls Germany 'captive' of Russia; demands higher defense spending

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:41pm
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance, before a NATO summit where he pressed allies to more than double defense spending.

Trump's broadside against Germany at NATO finds some support at home

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:41pm
They might not have agreed with the U.S. president calling Germany a "captive" of Russia, but some Republican lawmakers on Wednesday said they believe Donald Trump is right to shame one of America's most important allies into spending more on defense.

Exclusive: Airbus faces A330 delivery delays amid HNA Group woes - sources

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:54pm
Airbus faces a logjam of undelivered A330 jets worth well over $1 billion for airlines affiliated to China's debt-laden HNA Group following a stand-off over late payments, according to industry sources and a Reuters examination of parked aircraft.

U.S. Senate backs non-binding tariff measure, minor snub of Trump

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:46pm
The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against President Donald Trump's trade policies on Wednesday by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

Oregon ranchers who sparked standoff home after pardon

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:44pm
The father-and-son Oregon ranchers pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump stepped off a plane and embraced their family on Wednesday, more than two years after their sentencing on arson convictions sparked a 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge.

Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:36pm
In late June, attorney Sebastian Harley tried to log into a U.S. government web portal to check on a Guatemalan child who had been separated from his parent at the border. He got an error message saying there were too many users.

NATO leaders urge continuation of 'decisive pressure' on North Korea

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:06pm
NATO leaders on Wednesday called on all nations to maintain "decisive pressure" on North Korea, including by fully implementing United Nations sanctions, to persuade it to give up it nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

NATO formally invites Macedonia to join alliance

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:44pm
NATO leaders agreed on Wednesday to invite Macedonia to begin accession talks to join the Western alliance, extending its reach in the Balkans in defiance of Russia following a landmark accord with Greece over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name.

Trump says NATO countries must pay 2 percent of GDP immediately

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:06pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday NATO countries must immediately pay 2 percent of their country's economic output for defense, tying the issue to trade and energy in a Twitter post as he attended the alliance's summit in Brussels.